I follow DCRTV.com which is a web site dedicated to DC TV and radio. On the side, the author also hikes in Fairfax County.
So yesterday I Googled hiking in Fairfax County and back came this link: http://www.fxva.com/listings/Burke-Lake/202/
I went to the Burke Lake Park website and printed the map. Here is the trail:
The trail is 4.7 miles. I was confident I could do this as I try to walk outside everyday, but not 4.7 miles.
Almost part way through the walk yesterday, I bring out the map, and see mile marker 2. For sure I’d gone further than that? It turns out no. But I made the 4.7 miles. Some interesting observations:
- I was the only person who used a printed map
- I need better shoes for this. I’m wearing Vionics sneakers, recommended by Dr. Weil
- I slept very well last night
I did the hike this morning too with some pictures below:
Towards the end of the hike, I kept wondering, “can I finish, can I finish” and I kept saying to myself “Kan-do” – something I learned growing up in Kansas, “K” is for “Kan-do”
The weather turns chillier tomorrow, the park is only open during sun hours. That means I can’t walk during the week if I decide to the continue this. But I feel refreshed, and glad I could do this.
Happy New Year